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Stuart Smith

May 23, 1936 - January 31, 2012

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On January 31, 2012, James (Stuart) Smith passed away at the palliative care unit in Oliver, at the age of 75 years after a long four year hard battle with cancer. Stuart will be lovingly remembered by his loving wife Carolyn of 47 years; daughter Natalie (Sheldon) Firomski, grandchildren Devon, Tristan and Victoria; daughter, Colleen Smith (Terry McGrath), and grand-daughter Jaylene; brother Doug (Tannis) Smith of Kamloops; brother-in-law Colin (MaryAnn) McPhail of Delta; sister-in-law Marj Felt and Phil Lloyd of Victoria; brother-in-law Tom McPhail of Lytton as well as many nephews, nieces and extended family. Stuart was predeceased by his mother, Della Smith in 1957; his father Jim Smith in 1999; father-in-law Duncan McPhail of Delta, BC at 7:00 P.M on January 30, 2012 and mother-in-law Janice McPhail in 2007.

Stuart worked for Syd Smith’s & McCannel Motors in Kamloops, until 1956 when he started with Kennedy Lake Div. of MacMillan Bloedel as a time keeper, and worked at MacMillan Bloedel until his early retirement in 1991.

Stuart and Carolyn spent many winters in the desert just out of Yuma, Az. They loved to travel in their motor home, visiting family and friends, Stuart had great love for the mountains of the west. One of his other great loves was cars. If he wasn’t working on cars he was working at the speedways in Victoria, Nanaimo, Haney, Langley, and Skagit, Wash. He was quite proud of his 1940 Chevy; he had all the necessary parts but did not get it restored. The last few years they enjoyed their time at the drag races in Osoyoos.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday April 7, 2012 at the Oliver Elks Hall with Pastor Ken Clarke officiating.
Donations are gratefully accepted to the Penticton Regional Hospital Oncology Department, 550 Carmi Avenue, Penticton, BC, V2A 3G6 or the Desert Valley Hospice Society, PO Box 1261, Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0. He will be missed by all who knew him. REST IN PEACE
Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Bob & Mary Dossett Slobberjaws & Vixen
Relation: desert friends

Carolyn & family,
When I see Stuart’s photo, I see him watching or reading about NASCAR, oh how he loved those fast cars. We could talk for hours about those cars. I hope you get the flashiest & fastest car up there, I’m glad I had the pleasure of knowing you, start your engine 🙂

There is no way I can sit here and explain the loss of a desert friend. As we grow older and retire some of us are lucky enough to be in a place where friendships matter. At this place and in my time I met Stewart. He was straight forward and honest enough to win over an old coot called Slobberjaws. I also learned that Coachmaster was a perfect “Handel” for him. I hope that when he hears my name at thqt rollcall up yonder. He remembers Slobberjaws Bob

From: Carol Johannesson(nee Willis)
Relation: Old family friends

I was sorry to hear about Stu’s passing and just want to pass on our families condolences to all of your family. I have fond memories of the times when our families would get together and even though many years have passed since we have seen each other I hope that you all have many good memories of Stuart to look back on to help you through this difficult time. All our Love and Sympathy to you Caroline, Colleen,Natalie and families.

From: Ed and Shirley Lien
Relation: Stu worked with Ed at Somas

We’re sorry to hear about Stu’s passing. Our condolences to you and the family. Stu will be remembered as a nice guy and a pleasant man.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 7, 2012
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Oliver Elks Hall
9725 - 360th Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday April 7, 2012 at the Oliver Elks Hall with Pastor Ken Clarke officiating.

9725 - 360th Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

Memorial Gifts

Memorial Gifts may be sent directly to:
       
The Penticton Regional Hospital Oncology Department,
550 Carmi Avenue,
Penticton, BC,
V2A 3G6
or
the Desert Valley Hospice Society,
PO Box 1261,
Oliver, BC,
V0H 1T0.

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